East of England

The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for the East of England is Hodge Jones & Allen.

The firm supports and advises families right across the East of England and is the only law firm working in partnership with the charity in this area.

The firm has been a legal support partner for many years and has a team of dedicated experts who will travel to meet clients to offer assistance when it is needed on a huge array of legal issues that may affect a family when a child suffers a brain injury.

Personal Injury

The following lawyers are all members of the Law Society’s specialist accreditation panel for personal injury work.

Riffat Yaqub | Partner

Riffat has over 23 years experience in dealing with complex catastrophic injury claims often involving head and spinal injuries arising from medical accidents, road traffic accidents including pedestrians and cyclists, accidents at work and public places as well as accidents abroad. She has developed a reputation for consistently achieving strong results on behalf of both adult and child claimants with multi million pound settlements.

Riffat is passionate about her work always placing her clients at the center of the case with a particular focus in obtaining early rehabilitation and practical support for her clients, their families as well as compensation. She aims to maximise her clients chances of achieving the very best outcome. The sooner Riffat is involved the sooner she can help her clients get the support they need to give them the best possible chance of recovery.

As an accredited member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers she is recognised as a specialist in Personal Injury law dealing with seriously injured clients. Riffat is a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500.

Client Comments
“Ms Yaqub, whilst professionally exemplary in her role, was also
extremely personable and had a wonderful manner in handling
what was a very traumatic experience.
We felt that Ms Yaqub fully owned the case and understood
all the detail, however minor it may have seemed. Ms Yaqub’s
knowledge and expertise was extraordinary.”

* Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme
* Accredited Senior Litigator of Association of Personal
Injury Lawyers (APIL)

To contact Riffat: 020 7874 8451, 07710 168190 E: ryaqub@hja.net

Leticia Williams | Partner

Leticia joined Hodge Jones & Allen in 2009 and became a Partner in 2014. She was appointed Head of the Personal Injury team in 2019. She has experience in  all areas of Claimant personal injury work, particularly road traffic accidents including pedestrians and cyclists. She also deals with accidents at work, occupier’s liability claims and accidents abroad. Leticia has extensive experience in dealing with serious injury claims including child brain injury. Leticia understands the importance of providing  the right help and support for your family and knows how to get the very best rehabilitation quickly.

Leticia is a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 and has been described as “an excellent litigator.”

Client Comments

“Leticia, you have been amazingly kind and supportive throughout this process and we appreciate all that you have done.….your kindness, empathy and professionalism has made a traumatic case less onerous and we are all relieved that it has been quickly settled.” Jenny H.


  • Law Society Personal Injury Panel
  • Member of APIL since January 2011; Senior Litigator & Executive Committee Member
  • Member of Lexis Nexis Consulting Editorial Board

To contact Leticia please call: 020 7874 8433 E: lwilliams@hja.net

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